Diversion from the Traditional Criminal Justice System in New Jersey

New Jersey has three diversionary programs to steer first offenders away from the criminal justice system.  These are:

Pretrial Intervention


Conditional Discharge


Conditional Dismissal

These programs all have requirements, advantages and disadvantages compared with one another. By clicking the above links you can see the various matters to which each program may apply, and can judge whether or not you might qualify for such a diversionary program.

It is important to have a Criminal Defense Attorney who highly versed in their uses and who is not afraid to fight for your right to a Diversionary program.  Avoiding a criminal record is nearly mandatory for many occupations and professions, and these programs may be able to help you avoid the some of the worst consequences of one bad mistake.  If you are charged with an offense and feel that you might benefit from a diversionary program, CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.  We will help guide you to the best path to avoid having a criminal record, and the disabilities that would otherwise flow from such a record.

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